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post #31 of 94
I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

In all seriousness, though, AMD is still great, especially for the price. While most people here, being overclock.net, probably want more power, even a stock Phenom 2 x4 is great for most uses. It's what you want, not what other people say is best. (Unless there's a brand/product that really sucks, then it helps to learn from others )
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post #32 of 94
if you think to use the cpu for gaming go with AMD quad cores... like 955/965 (both are cheap, fast and good overclockers as well)
    
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post #33 of 94
The advantage of AMD builds over Intel builds is the savings in cost. With the money you save going with AMD instead of Intel, you may be able to upgrade something else that you couldn't had you built a Intel.

For example, you buy a $200 combo of an AMD processor and motherboard. The Intel combo will cost you $400. Those $200 you saved, can be used to buy more RAM, get a nicer hard drive or case, more fans, choices are endless.
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post #34 of 94
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I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

Because you haven't seen how both sides performs in terms of performance
and computing power. I believe you and can't blame you
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post #35 of 94
advantage?



you get to wear these, coz sandy bridge is too mainstream
post #36 of 94
If it is only for gaming, then go with cheapest and get a nice GPU.
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post #37 of 94
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My favorite part is where you complained about fanboys and then left a fanboy comment. Priceless
It's funny because you just proved his point.
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Originally Posted by Andr3az View Post
If it is only for gaming, then go with cheapest and get a nice GPU.
Agreed. Also get a 9xx series board so you can upgrade to Bulldozer.
Edited by Heavy MG - 10/5/11 at 12:40pm
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post #38 of 94
Sandy Bridge, the i5 2500K, is the sweet spot for price and performance at the moment.

Generally, an AMD build will come out cheaper than an intel build, with most of the savings coming from the motherboard.

The PII x4 955 and x2 555 Black edition CPU's would be perfectly adequate for most gaming builds, but seeing as you have a 2600K, there is little point in changing, for what is quite clearly not as good.

Most of what you hear about Bulldozer currently is just peoples opinions.
We do know that they overclock to similar speeds to Sandy Bridge, but weather that puts BD ahead or behind SB, nobody knows. Yet.

I say wait for BD, then decide for yourself.
Not much point in stating an AMD build at this point, seeing as you have a 2600K
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post #39 of 94
Anyone who thinks AMD is still a good choice for budget gaming is completely wrong.

The i3-2100 costs the same as Phenom II X4s and performs significantly faster in games, especially newer CPU-dependent ones like SCII. It would take roughly a 4.0-4.2ghz Phenom II to even match the performance of the i3 in games. Not only would you need to go through the hassle and cost (time and money) to overclock the Phenom II in the first place, but the i3 consumes significantly less power and produces less excess heat.

That's just the slowest i-core processor from Intel, the i5-2500K is far superior to any of AMD's offerings at equal or slightly more cost.
    
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post #40 of 94
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i like to compare intel users to apple users, very snarky attitudes..
I couldn't read beyond this post.. you just generalized like 99.9% of all computer users.
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